Friday, May 14, 2010

FLG's Enchanted Tiki Room

The basement of FLG Castle is finished. By which he means not recently completed, but that it includes living space. One half is an in-law suite type thing. Bedroom and bathroom. The other half is FLG's Boom Boom Room. Some may call it a man-cave. FLG doesn't like that nomenclature. Nevertheless, it's got a big screen plasma, surround sound, and a bar.

Getting to the point...Withywindle's mention of the Fraternal Order of Moai prompted FLG to write this post. You see, FLG design idea for the room is shooting for somewhere between tasteful, tropical colors and furniture pieces in a sophisticated, yet understated ensemble, like you'd find at a high end hotel in Hawaii, and full-blown 1950's Tiki kitsch (depicted here in lego).

Now, you are probably saying to yourself, "Self, FLG has just set himself up an aircraft carrier to land on. The spectrum of possibilities between upscale Maui hotel and a 1950s backyard Tiki Extravaganza is infinite." Yes, but to span these two worlds properly necessitates perfect balance on a razor's edge and requires exquisite taste and impeccable judgment. FLG has neither of these.

So, let's forget all about FLG's Boom Boom Room and sing along with the Tiki Tiki Tiki Room. Welcome to our tropical hideway...


Anonymous said...

A sleigh bed in a Tiki room...Some Enchanted Russian Evening in the South Pacific...alright then...if you want to get it right, when considering each piece of furniture, fabric swatch or classic cocktail glass, ask yourself, what would Carla Bruni do?

Oh, and you know, you've really got the Plaza Hotel theme going...Trader Vic's in the basement, the (in-law) suite and the cute little girl upstairs with her pet just need the beer swigging Irish nanny who watches the fights and the pigeon on the windowsill.

Mrs. P

Withywindle said...

I am glad to see Goldberry's influence extending through the blogosphere.

The Maximum Leader said...

I love Tiki bar style. I would gladly donate a Tiki Mug or two if you go in this direction.

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